Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Having fun creating today

 I would love to sit, read a good book and sip a great glass of wine in this room.  The design aesthetic is a bit  traditional with  a modern interpretation.
The fabrics and furnishing I chose  give this  large room a warm and inviting feel.

These are all timeless pieces that will stay with you your whole life and can be interpreted into any space, anywhere in your home, either Contemporary or Traditional.
I love the punch of Orange.  My new favorite color!  and Pantone's  color for 2012.  Tangerine Tango

The rug by Jaipur sets the stage.   You're color pallet Madame!

Thibaut's beautiful grass cloth wallcovering in this warm nuetral creates the perfect backdrop for this space, while adding some texture.

I had so much fun with the Bungalow Mirror and Bamileke side table from Serena &Lily.  It is always a good idea to add a beautiful mirror to a room.   Be sure to check what will be reflected.  You should like what you see.  You will be seeing it twice.

To top things off  I used this incredible lighting.  Swank is a favorite of one of my favorites, Designer Tobi Fairley  www.tobifairley.com . Thanks to Tobi for sharing these amazing lights with everyone.  This beautiful silk pendant light was a lucky find from Instyle Decor LA. 


I really enjoyed designing this room!  So relax, and make yourself at home.

Serna & Lily  http://www.serenaandlily.com/

Bungolow Mirror
Balileke Side Table

In Style Decor LA  


Thursday, January 12, 2012

What is the meaning of Beauty

Creating Beauty in the home and in your life.   As the New Year starts, I am pondering the value of beauty.  Everything about the descriptive has me questioning what its' true meaning is.
I wonder about the importance of striving to have a beautiful home, and am uplifted and inspired by the positive comments from my family and friends.

In creating a lovely home, I have been reminded that you must consider all of the individuals who live there, yes even the pets.  That it is important to bring a positive attitude to everything you do.  

Beauty may be the most powerful thing on earth.
Beauty speaks.
Beauty invites.
Beauty nourishes.
Beauty comforts.
Beauty inspires.
Beauty is transcendent.
Beauty draws us to God.

–John & Stasi Eldredge

This wonderful quote says it all to me.
Each of us has our own special talent in the business of Beauty.  Share your gifts with those around you.  Invite, Inspire, Comfort, Nourish . Get closer to God.
Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Before & After

  Take a look at this before and after. From design concept , to completion.


Design Renderings

Every time I complete a project, I am so pleased that the design rendering really does capture the final essence of the room.